HR Expectations For 2014

2014 promises to be another significant year for the international business community and for HR practitioners worldwide.   With widely varying levels of economic growth across all markets, increasingly mobile workforces around the globe and the usual raft of new national and international employment legislation, there will be a lot to deal with.   With …

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Sickness Absence in the Labour Market

Sickness Absence in the Labour Market

Report describing sickness absence rates of employees in the labour market. Part of Sickness Absence in the Labour Market, 2014 Release.   The key points of sickness absence are:   131 million days were lost due to sickness absences in the UK in 2013, down from 178 million days in 1993.   Minor illnesses were the …

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A Brief Review of Workforce Management, Productivity Tools and Other TrendsA Brief Review of Workforce Management, Productivity Tools and Other Trends

Gee Whiz, We Can Do That Now?

Every so often, I stop and marvel at how far we’ve come, technologically speaking, in my lifetime. I entered school near the end of the Eisenhower administration, a time of relative peace and unparalleled prosperity for the western world, even though it was scarred and healing in the aftermath of World War II.   I …

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"Hatching Twitter" : Accidentally Connecting Everything

“Hatching Twitter” : Accidentally Connecting Everything

My mum always says, ‘accidents happen’. (Actually, no. She’d give me a smack over the head and tell me to go clean it up.) So, I can’t help but wonder. How is it that the tagline of Nick Bilton’s “Hatching Twitter” claims that ‘a fledgling start-up “accidentally” changed the world’.   How do you ‘accidentally’ change …

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"Hatching Twitter": 4 Things I Didn’t Know About Twitter

“Hatching Twitter”: 4 Things I Didn’t Know About Twitter

I’m not an old person, yet the ever-present iron-ic taste of nostalgia in Bilton’s Hatching Twitter is evident even to me. He strings together a tale of four very different – and extremely human – threads: Biz, Jack, Ev and Noah, the founders of Twitter. In a sense, Hatching Twitter is a yester-yesteryear book, because Twitter is *now*. Only Twitter …

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NEW ARTICLE SERIES: Nick Bilton's "Hatching Twitter"

Nick Bilton’s “Hatching Twitter” : A Intriguing New Article Series!

From tomorrow in our blog article series about Nick Bilton‘s “Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal”! The book is written as narrative non-fiction and offers a fascinating story from the beginning to the end. Although it has its fair share of drama and palace intrigue, the story explores some important …

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